UPDATE: Fortnite update 8.50 goes live at 10am BST in the UK, which means The Avengers Endgame LTM will be available from midday.
The news was announced by Epic Games on Twitter: “*Snap* Balance will be restored. Downtime for the v8.50 update starts tomorrow, April 25 at 5AM ET(0900 UTC).”
ORIGINAL: Fortnite fans are counting down to the release of the Avengers Endgame LTM in Battle Royale.
The Fortnite x Avengers event has an April 25 release date on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android.
The Avengers Endgame LTM is expected to launch alongside a major Fortnite update, complete with a lengthy list of patch notes.
Expect Fortnite to be taken offline at 9am UK time, and return by 11am BST.
Fans should be able to play the new mode when the downtime ends and the servers come back online.
While it’s unclear what the event entails, a spate of Fortnite x Avengers teasers have hinted at new skins.
The first Avengers Endgame teasers featured a Fortnite character holding Captain America’s shield.
You can see all of the Fortnite x Avengers Twitter teasers below…
This was followed by a second teaser featuring Thor’s Hammer.
The third and final teaser, which was accompanied by a message telling fans to do “whatever it takes”, featured Raptor wearing Iron Man’s gauntlets.
While the teasers could be hinting at new skins, it’s also possible that players will be able to transform into these Marvel characters as part of the LTM.
Indeed, it could be an expanded version of the Thanos event, which saw players hunt for the Infinity Gauntlet.
Finding the Infinity Gauntlet would transform players into Avengers Endgame villain Thanos.
As Thanos, players would gain incredible powers, but would lose the Infinity Gauntlet when killed. The last person standing was crowned the winner.
The teasers certainly suggest that this year’s event will be greatly expanded.
It’s even possible that it will launch with its own set of challenges, each linked to new and exclusive rewards.
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